This 9-year-old is helping distribute oxygen to COVID-19 patients in India

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    As India continues to grapple with a second wave of COVID-19, youth climate activist Licypriya Kangujam is using social media and her own money to buy and distribute oxygen concentrators to help sick patients throughout India.

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